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Thomas And The Magic Railroad

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Tookey's Rating
1 /10
Average Rating
2.40 /10
Alec Baldwin , Peter Fonda , Mara Wilson
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Directed by: Britt Allcroft
Written by: Britt Allcroft

Released: 2000
Origin: GB/ US
Colour: C
Length: 85

An American attempt to relocate Thomas the Tank Engine somewhere in Mid-Atlantic.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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It's really useless. Fans of the original will be dismayed to hear that the Fat Controller has been deemed politically incorrect and banished to oblivion. Just as regrettable is the attempt to combine third-rate animation with tenth-rate live action. Alec Baldwin (pictured) and Peter Fonda leer uncomfortably in thankless grown-up roles, as though sentenced to appear in a kids' movie for hideous crimes committed in their youth. Even very small children are unlikely to be charmed or understand much of what is going on.

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